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Magician

(Riftwar Saga)

By Raymond E. Feist

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| Paperback | 9780586217832

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Raymond E. Feist's classic fantasy epic, Magician, has enchanted readers for over twenty years. The revised edition was prepared to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its publication, and incorporates over 15,000 words of text omitted from previous e Continue

Raymond E. Feist's classic fantasy epic, Magician, has enchanted readers for over twenty years. The revised edition was prepared to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its publication, and incorporates over 15,000 words of text omitted from previous editions. At Crydee, a frontier outpost in the tranquil Kingdom of the Isles, an orphan boy, Pug, is apprenticed to a master magician -- and the destinies of two worlds are changed forever. Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm the land. Pug is swept up into the conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an odyssey into the unknown has only just begun. Tomas will inherit a legacy of savage power from an ancient civilization. Pug's destiny is to lead him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to the mastery of the unimaginable powers of a strange new magic.

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    Primo capitolo della saga. Ma che bello trovare un nuovo mondo così. L'ispirazione da LOR non è troppo lontana nella prima parte, poi parte un caleidoscopio di mondi, personaggi, colori. Un altro mondo possibile è per me la forza del fantasy e della ...(continue)

    Primo capitolo della saga. Ma che bello trovare un nuovo mondo così. L'ispirazione da LOR non è troppo lontana nella prima parte, poi parte un caleidoscopio di mondi, personaggi, colori. Un altro mondo possibile è per me la forza del fantasy e della fantascienza e qui di mondi ce ne sono parecchi.

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    lamanu said on Jan 17, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Thankfully a Total Absence of Campfire Songs

    A well realised, clever political story. That said it really was a take in two acts for me.

    The first act made me feel that the author was reading LOTR while he was writing. 'The pass is blocked we will have to go through the mines'!! Hmmm where ha ...(continue)

    A well realised, clever political story. That said it really was a take in two acts for me.

    The first act made me feel that the author was reading LOTR while he was writing. 'The pass is blocked we will have to go through the mines'!! Hmmm where have I heard that before? If I hadn't been a fan of the genre I would have stopped reading here.

    But I'm glad I didn't because the second act is brilliantly original. I really liked the mixture of cultures, and the society on the other side of the rift. The twisted gladiator battles were particularly good. I would have liked to read more about the part played by metal and mining. I thought that was the most interesting idea in the book.

    As an aside; if the author was reading LOTR whole writing this. It could be the case that Peter Jackson was reading magician while filming LOTR. Soft focus coronation scenes that went on just that bit too long are a features of both.

    On the whole a good read with some great ideas. Difficult to get away from the fact that it owes a lot to Tolkien but then so do most books of this genre. Thankfully a total absence of campfire songs though.

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    Dgphilipson said on Jun 25, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    This book is amazing as it appeals to all audiences. I as a teenage boy still at school was able to pick this up (refering to both 'Magician: Apprentice' and ;Magician: Master') on a raining Saturday morning and had it finished by Sunday night it was ...(continue)

    This book is amazing as it appeals to all audiences. I as a teenage boy still at school was able to pick this up (refering to both 'Magician: Apprentice' and ;Magician: Master') on a raining Saturday morning and had it finished by Sunday night it was THAT addictive. The style of writing is clearly more advanced yet the tone and atmosphere given off allows someone of my education to still understand what is going on and this is why Feist is a true inspiration and genius.

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    Bennettthemachine said on Aug 13, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    Una piacevole scoperta

    Le prime 100 pagine sono piane semplici prevedibili - ma piacevoli.
    Poi c'è uno sprint inatteso, e ti domandi dove vuole andare a parare.

    Se superi una 50ina di pagine noiosette, arrivi nella seconda parte, e qui Feist dà il meglio di sé.

    A momenti ...(continue)

    Le prime 100 pagine sono piane semplici prevedibili - ma piacevoli.
    Poi c'è uno sprint inatteso, e ti domandi dove vuole andare a parare.

    Se superi una 50ina di pagine noiosette, arrivi nella seconda parte, e qui Feist dà il meglio di sé.

    A momenti ricorda qualcosa di Martin; ci sono pagine che richiamano la migliore Le Guin; e non manca lo sguardo affettuoso di un certo Tolkien.

    Fa piacere leggere un libro con un suo carattere così particolare.

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    Yggdrasil said on Jan 6, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    Ho immaginato l'ultima riga solo alla fine della penultima.
    Ho pianto, ho riso, ho avuto i brividi con questo libro; non so se per mia semplice natura, facilmente impressionabile, o per la maestria di R. E. Feist che, pur in una lingua a me allo ...(continue)

    Ho immaginato l'ultima riga solo alla fine della penultima.
    Ho pianto, ho riso, ho avuto i brividi con questo libro; non so se per mia semplice natura, facilmente impressionabile, o per la maestria di R. E. Feist che, pur in una lingua a me allora ancora lontana, ha evocato immagini vive e colorate.
    Avrei voluto curare la traduzione di questo libro, con presunzione certo di poter rendere al meglio le emozioni e le parole di Magician nella mia lingua natia.

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    Luca Fassina said on Jul 15, 2009 | Add your feedback

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    Das erste Buch der Riftwar- Sage wurde oft in zwei Teile gesplittet: Magician Apprentice und Magician Master.

    The first book of the Riftwar Saga often was splited into two parts: Magician Apprentice and Magician Master.

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    Marius Hanslik said on May 26, 2009 | Add your feedback

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